At some point in our lives we will experience stress, this will be felt differently by each person due to several factors such as the situation causing the stress, how long this has been going on and how we each have learnt to deal with stress in the past. When stress starts to build it can begin to affect us both mentally and physically, the effects of stress will bring one or more symptoms such as:

  • Sleep disturbances

  • Difficulty making decisions

  • Anxiety

  • Low self-esteem

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope

  • Changes in mood, feeling angry or irritated

  • Headaches

  • Feeling dizzy

  • Fatigue

  • Change in appetite

The above are just examples of the symptoms caused by stress and there are in fact over 72 different symptoms that can be experienced.

Stress can be a very useful tool when it is in an appropriate form as we can feel motivated to finish work to hit a dead line, but when this becomes a more frequent thing it will start to build and become overwhelming leading to chronic stress.


We can’t always control the stressful event or situation but we take control of our own response to them. Hypnotherapy can help by working through and reduce the levels of stress so that future events or situations can be handled much easier and without all the other negative symptoms beginning experienced.

Tips for taking control of your stress, some of these will require the help from a hypnotherapist.

  • Learn relaxation techniques as these can help to relieve tension both mentally and physically.

  • Self-care take some time for yourself when you feel stress building this is a reminder to give yourself a break when you need it.

  • Increasing communication skills and be more assertive. (you may need to say no at times when things don’t fit into your schedule)

  • Exercising regularly will help to reduce stress and relieve tension. This could take the form of going to the gym or even just going for a long walk.

  • Changing your sleep routine so you are able to get more sleep that will make you feel more energised and relaxed.

  • Talking about the issues can be a huge help whether in a therapeutic or social setting. By saying them out loud can help to make sense and understand the them better.

  • Making time to have some fun to allow yourself to engage in something that will help to alleviate stress.

if you are experiencing an intense level of stress then it is advised to seek help from a local hypnotherapist to tailor a treatment plan to you. This will help because you may be experiencing more than one symptom and/or have more that one stressor, by talking through the events and or situations you will be able to identify the root causes and begin to change how you deal with them and stress as a whole.